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Slovakia June 2014: Skoda Fabia back in pole position

July 31st, 2014 No comments

Skoda Fabia Slovakia June 2014Skoda Fabia

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7,395 new cars found a buyer in Slovakia in June, bringing the half-year total to 38,654 units. After both the Skoda Fabia and Octavia lost their battle for the pole position to the Rapid in May (the Rapid also held the #1 rank year-to-date then), it’s the turn of the Fabia to grab the top spot in Slovakia this month thanks to a very strong 6.9% share and 508 sales. However the Octavia is back on top year-to-date at 2,062 units vs. 2,043 for the Rapid and 1,969 for the Fabia. A very tight (internal) fight for the top spot indeed this year!

Renault Mégane Slovakia June 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frRenault Mégane

Both the Kia Cee’d and Hyundai i30 take advantage of a weak month from the VW Golf to take the #4 and #5 spots respectively, while the Golf is #4 year-to-date. The Kia Rio is up an impressive 20 spots on May to #6, the Renault Mégane an even more remarkable 42 ranks to #8 and the Dacia Duster is up 25 to #16. Notice also the Dacia Logan MCV up 18 to #21, the Opel Meriva up 48 to #34 and the VW Golf Sportsvan breaking into the Top 100 for its second month in market at #80.

Previous post: Slovakia April 2014: Skoda Octavia reclaims year-to-date #1 spot

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full June 2014 Top 254 All-models and Top 37 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia April 2014: Skoda Octavia reclaims year-to-date #1 spot

June 26th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia April 2014. Picture courtesy of automobile-magazine.frSkoda Octavia

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Traditionally with a little delay, Slovak data is now available for April with a total of 6,431 new light vehicles for the month country-wide, adding up to 24,564 units year-to-date including LCVs. The top sellers confirm the ‘back to normal’ trend we observed in March with the podium 100% Skoda for the 2nd month running. The Octavia leads the way with 332 sales and 5.2% and logically reclaims the year-to-date top spot off the VW Golf at 1,295 units and 5.3% vs. 1,274 and 5.2%. The Golf is now also under threat from the Skoda Rapid, #2 in April and #3 year-to-date at 1,245 sales and 5.1% with the Fabia in tow.

Peugeot 2008 Slovakia April 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Peugeot 2008 misses out on the Slovak Top 10 for 4 units this month.

Further down, notice the Kia Sportage back up 8 spots on last month to #8, the Peugeot 2008 up 10 to a record #12, Seat Leon up 9 to #16, Mitsubishi ASX up 11 to #17, Seat Ibiza up 30 to #18 and BMW 3 Series up 43 to #24. The Qoros 3 is back in the ranking at #145 with a still extremely discreet 8 units sold.

Previous month: Slovakia March 2014: Skoda Octavia resumes domination

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full April 2014 Top 238 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia March 2014: Skoda Octavia resumes domination

May 29th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia March 2014. Picture courtesy of zr.ruSkoda Octavia

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Traditionally coming to you with a little delay, today I can share with you Slovak sales data for March, when 6,508 new light vehicles found a buyer, adding up to 18,133 units year-to-date including LCVs. After two months of chaos that successively saw the Kia Cee’d then the VW Golf unbelievably take the lead of the models sales charts (in the case of the Golf this may have had a lot to do with a one off Police fleet purchase), March is back to some kind of normalcy. Skoda monopolises the podium as it did over the Full Year 2013: the Octavia is the best-selling model in the country thanks to 331 sales and 5.1%, only 3 units above the Fabia at 328 sales and 5%, with the Rapid rounding up the podium at 277 units and 4.3% – 52% of which are the Spaceback hatchback variant.

Hyundai i30 Slovakia March 2014The Hyundai i30 is the best-selling foreign model in Slovakia this month.

However this is not enough to dislodge the VW Golf from the #1 spot year-to-date even though the German model is down to 5th place in March. It totals 1,025 sales so far in 2014 for a 5.7% market share vs. 963 for the Octavia and 955 for the Rapid – both models holding 5.3% share of the Slovak market. In March the Hyundai i30 is the most popular foreign model (even though it is produced in neighbouring Czech Republic) in 4th place with an excellent 3.5% share, while its little sister the i20 is up to #9. Notice also the Nissan Qashqai and Opel Corsa both up 23 spots on February to #13 and #14 respectively, the Peugeot 2008 up 13 to #22 and just one unit below the 208, the Mitsubishi ASX up 40 ranks to #28, BMW X1 up 102 to #38 and the Dacia Dokker up 55 to #50.

Previous month: Slovakia February 2014: VW Golf ahead of 3 Skodas!

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full March 2014 Top 247 All-models and Top 40 All-brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia February 2014: VW Golf ahead of 3 Skodas!

April 30th, 2014 6 comments

VW Golf Slovakia February 2014. Picture courtesy of caradvice.com.auThe VW Golf is the best-selling model in Slovakia so far in 2014.

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Slovak data comes to us with a bit of delay: today February figures are available with 5,767 new light vehicles finding a buyer in the country over the period, bringing the year-to-date total to 11,579 (this includes LCVs). Could 2014 be the year Skoda doesn’t place a model in pole position since… it started making cars?! After monopolising the podium for the first time last year with the Octavia, Fabia and Rapid, Skoda models miss out on the pole position for the 2nd month in a row: after the Kia Cee’d in January it’s the turn of the VW Golf to take the lead both in February with 399 sales and 6.9% share and year-to-date at 852 units and 7.4%! The Skoda Fabia is up 3 spots to #2 at 5.8%, followed by the Rapid at 5.6% and the Octavia at 5.4%. The rest of the year will be fascinating to follow indeed in Slovakia!

Previous month: Kia Cee’d and VW Golf amazingly take the lead!

Previous year: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full February 2014 Top 240 All-models and Top 37 brands Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia January 2014: Kia Cee’d & VW Golf amazingly in the lead!

March 30th, 2014 No comments

Kia Cee'd Slovakia January 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Kia Cee’d amazingly takes the lead of the Slovak models ranking in January.

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One month delay as usual for new car sales data in Slovakia. Traditionally ultra dominated by Skodas, this month the models ranking is turned upside down with the locally produced Kia Cee’d in pole position thanks to 460 sales and a huge 7.9% share, followed closely by the VW Golf at 453 units and 7.8%! The Spaceback version (61% of sales), enables the Rapid to become the brand’s best-seller at #3 with 356 units and 6.1% share vs. 3.6% over the Full Year 2013. The Octavia, leader last year, is down to a paltry 4th place with 5.5% share while the Fabia is down from #2 to #5 at 3.6% vs. 5.3% over the FY2013.

Previous post: Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

Full January 2014 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia Full Year 2013: Podium 100% Skoda

March 5th, 2014 2 comments

Skoda Rapid Slovakia 2013. Picture courtesy of largus.frThe Skoda Rapid lands directly at #3 for its first full year of sales.

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After a 18 months hiatus, detailed Slovakian new car sales data is back on BSCB, just in time for the Full Year 2013 figures! I give you the ranking for now, complete analysis will follow shortly. These sales figures include LCV and over the period the Slovak market is down 4% year-on-year to 70,752 registrations. The Skoda Octavia and Fabia remain the best-sellers in the country in spite of sales down a harsh 37% and 29% respectively, clearly impacted by the arrival of the Skoda Rapid in third position with 2,572 sales and 3.6% share. Note my Full Year 2012 article stated the Fabia in the lead however different generations of Octavia were counted separately then.

Qoros 3 Slovakia 2013The Qoros 3 pops up in the 2013 Slovak models ranking.

The following 5 models all gain significant ground as well: the Hyundai i30 is up 22%, the Kia Cee’d up 14%, VW Golf up 31% and the Suzuki SX4 up 25% to #7. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 24% to #14, Peugeot 208 up 104% to #16, Honda CR-V up 11% to #20, Dacia Sandero up 89% to #22, the Peugeot 301 landing at #23 and the Citroen C-Elysée at #48. Finally, let’s notice the very first appearance in any ranking in the world of the Qoros 3 Sedan with a total of 12 units sold in 2013 in Slovakia: 2 in September and 10 in December…

Previous post: Slovakia November 2013: Skoda Octavia III above 8% share

Previous year:  Slovakia Full Year 2013: Skoda Fabia leads, Hyundai i30 on podium

Full Year 2013 Top 300 All-models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia November 2013: Skoda Octavia III above 8% share

January 7th, 2014 No comments

Skoda Octavia Slovakia November 2013Skoda Octavia III

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New car sales in Slovakia are back into positive territory, up 2% year-on-year in November to 5,553 registrations, with the year-to-date total now standing at 58,677 units, down 7% on 2012 with one month to go. The Skoda Octavia III is now established in pole position, selling 972 units for a number 8.4% share over the October-November period, and now #2 year-to-date, passing the Skoda Rapid. The Skoda Fabia remains solid at #2 and 6% share over the period and will remain on top over the full year though as its advance over the Octavia III cannot be eclipsed in a single month (3,545 sales vs. 2,634).

Peugeot 301 Slovakia 2013. Picture courtesy of Beirutnightlife.comThe Peugeot 301 is now among the 20 most popular vehicles in Slovakia.

The VW Golf VII is back up 7 spots on September to #6, the Skoda Roomster up 8 to #12 and the Honda CR-V up 5 to #16. Year-to-date, the Hyundai i30 (#4) and Kia Cee’d (#5) remain strong, the Suzuki SX4 is down to #7 but still up one spot on its 2012 ranking, the Skoda Octavia II slips down to #8 and should be passed by the Opel Astra IV and Kia Sportage by the time 2013 comes to an end. Finally notice the Peugeot 301 making its first appearance among the 20 most popular vehicles in the country at #20 with 658 sales and 1.1% share so far in 2013.

Previous post: Slovakia September 2013: Skoda Octavia III leads for the first time

One year ago: Slovakia October 2012: Kia Sportage #2 in market up 47%

Full October-November 2013 Top 20 and 11 months Top 25 models Ranking Tables below.

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Slovakia September 2013: Skoda Octavia III leads for first time

November 26th, 2013 1 comment

Skoda Octavia Slovakia September 2013Skoda Octavia III

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Another forgettable month for new car sales in Slovakia: down a very harsh 31% year-on-year in September (there is one month delay for this country) to 5,084 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 47,080 units, down 13% on 2012. After 4 consecutive months in second position, the Skoda Octavia III finally takes the lead of the models ranking thanks to a very robust 377 sales and 7.4%. With this performance, the two generations of Octavia add up to more than the Fabia year-to-date (2,881 vs. 2,852), so the Octavia nameplate could technically be considered the most popular in the country so far this year.

Skoda trusts all steps of the podium like in the year-to-date ranking but for the first time since last May with the Fabia back up 4 spots on August to #2 and the Rapid up 3 to #3. The Kia Cee’d is down one rank to #4 and 3.4% share but still ahead of its year-to-date level of #5 and 3%, while the Kia Sportage is up one further spot to #6 which is the ranking it held over the Full Year 2012. Notice also the excellent performances of the Skoda Yeti up 18 ranks to #7, VW Polo up 6 to #8, VW Passat up 11 to #9 and Peugeot 208 up 7 to #12.

Previous month: Slovakia August 2013: VW Golf surprise leader!

One year ago: Slovakia September 2012: Kia Sportage up to #2 in market up 47%

Full September 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia August 2013: VW Golf surprise leader!

October 25th, 2013 1 comment

VW Golf Slovakia August 2013VW Golf

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New car sales figures for Slovakia always have a bit of delay, and today I can share with you the August models ranking. The Slovak new car market is down a horrendous 29% year-on-year this month to just 4,243 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 41,996 units, down 10% on 2012. We know that with a smaller market traditionally comes more volatility, but this month the Slovak models ranking has literally gone mad. The VW Golf gains 5 spots on July to land in… pole position with 221 sales and 5.2%! I am pretty confident in saying this is the first time a foreign model manages to top the Slovak ranking!

But wait there’s more: the Kia Cee’d is up 3 spots to rank equal #2 with the Skoda Octavia III at 186 units and 4.4%! No doubt these scores are temporary but still very impressive. Down to #4 with only 3.7% share, the Skoda Fabia however remains leader year-to-date with 2,547 sales and 6.1%, followed by the Skoda Rapid at 1,532 units and 3.6%. Notice also the Hyundai ix35 up 6 ranks to #9 and the Peugeot 301 also up 6 spots to a best-ever #11 at 66 units and 1.6%.

Previous month: Slovakia July 2013: Dacia Sandero in Top 10

One year ago: Slovakia July 2012: Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d improve further

Full August 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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Slovakia July 2013: Dacia Sandero in Top 10

September 21st, 2013 1 comment

Dacia Sandero Slovakia July 2013Dacia Sandero

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As usual it is with a little delay that I can share with you the best-selling models in Slovakia. In July, the market is down 9% year-on-year to 5,709 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 37,753 units, down 7% on 2012. The Skoda Fabia resists in the lead with 326 sales and 5.7%, while the Skoda Octavia III marks a pause, going from 4.9% share in June to 4% this month. The Hyundai i30 is very solid once again in third place with 3.7% and the Skoda Rapid is back up to #4 at 3.2%, maintaining itself to #2 year-to-date.

Both the Kia Cee’d and VW Golf VII are up 2 spots on June to #5 and #6 respectively and we welcome back the Dacia Sandero inside the Top 10, up to #8 with an estimated 120 sales and 2.1%, earning it a spot in the year-to-date Top 25 directly at #17. Other great performers this month include the Peugeot 208 up 6 ranks to #13 and the Peugeot 301 up one further spot to #17.

Previous month: Slovakia June 2013: Skoda Octavia III continues to progress

One year ago: Slovakia July 2012: Hyundai i30 and Kia Cee’d improve further

Full July and 7 months 2013 Top 25 models Ranking Table below.

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